Sierra Sue kicked off her running double in July when winning the $55,000 Mildura Cup before claiming an unlikely double in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes in August.
It appears that now, TAB Customers are riding the wave with the 5 year old mare being backed from $14 into $9.50 to claim her first Group 1 title.
Sierra Sue has had starts at Group 1 Grade in the past however the mare has yet to threaten the finish. This time, trainer Trent Busuttin said there runner is ready to compete in the big time.
“There’s no reason why she couldn’t but she’s up against the big boys this time,” said Busuttin, who trains Sierra Sue in partnership with Natalie Young.
“She’ll have improved off her last run, but she’s got a beautiful draw and we’re really happy with her.”
Busuttin said Sierra Sue showed a key attribute in the Lawrence Stakes, which could stand her in good stead in the Memsie.
“She’s got a good turn of foot and she can sustain it,” Busuttin said.
Whilst there is a healthy local contingent and a Behemoth and Beau Rossa representing SA well, Busuttin admitted he’s more wary of the New Zealand Contingent from the Murray Baker and Andrew Foresman stable.
“You’ve always got to be very wary of that stable,” Busuttin said.
“When they bring one over, they’re not messing around. They have proved that time and time again.”
Behemoth currently sits on top of betting as $4.20 favourite for the race with Melbourne Jockeys Champion Jamie Kah taking the ride.